Cork City Lands Club Award but Loses GM

Cork City were named SSE Airtricity League Club of the Season, at yesterday’s SSE Airtricity League Club Awards.

Now in its third year, the SSE Airtricity League Club Awards aim to honour the work done off-field by all the clubs throughout the season.

The Leesiders did not enjoy the best of seasons on the pitch but they have now won the main award for Club of the Season three years in a row.

General Manager Paul Wycherley was on hand to accept the award though it will be one of his last acts on behalf of the club as he is leaving after two years there.

“It has been a great challenge and privilege to be leading Cork City FC these past two years, which I’ve thoroughly enjoyed,” said Wycherley.

“All the off the pitch revenue streams have grown. My plan was always to leave the club in a better place than when I came in, and I strongly believe this is the case with revenue streams, staffing structures, the overall brand, marketing, community work, and the academy.

“While I move on to a new challenge, the club is in good hands through the fantastic staff and dedicated board.

The club also won the Best Overall Marketing and Best Match Day Experience awards.

Sligo Rovers came away with two awards, winning the Best Family Initiative and Supporters Contribution Awards.

Shamrock Rovers won the Best Community Initiative, while Derry City were crowned Multimedia Club of the Season.

Wexford FC’s Anthony Cooper was named Volunteer of the Year, for his work with the club’s media team.

There were also commendations given out to Bray Wanderers, Cobh Ramblers, St. Patrick’s Athletic and Shelbourne for their off-field work throughout the 2019 season.


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